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Self Deception Self Esteem

Why You Should Start Lying... Now!

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

For years, psychologists have known that a lot of us exaggerate our qualities. In my case, it's overestimating how young I look. But get this: A 2009 study found that students who exaggerated their grades and grade point average showed "greater achievement motivation and positive affect."